HELB has strategically implemented CSR which has enhanced the Board’s image, thereby creating great public goodwill from Kenyans. CSR is about capacity building for sustainable livelihoods. It respects cultural differences and finds the business opportunities in building the skills of employees, the community and the government, In a nutshell, CSR is about business “giving back to society”
HELB Visits the Kabete Juvenile Detention Centre
HELB on Friday 25 Nov 2016 reached out to 100 pupils at the Kabete Approved School in an effort to encourage and give hope to the pupils under-going rehabilitation. The school hosted over 70 Higher Education Loans Board staff who got a chance to have a one-to-one conversation with the young boys. Each staff developed a rapport with at least a pupil during which the pupils shared their life experiences with the HELB officers. Speaking during the event, Head of Research, Strategy and Planning Mary Wachira encouraged the pupils to work hard in their studies so that they have a guaranteed future. She told the boys they should not feel neglected but should work hard in their endeavors and that the Board will support those who will qualify to join universities and various technical training institutions. The Ag. Head of Operations Geoffrey Monari also encouraged the pupils and assured them of HELB support should they join campus. This was the second Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity the Board is conducting this Financial Year (2016/2017).
Sports and Education
HELB will encourage sporting activities to foster peace between communities and competitiveness among schools. In this regard therefore the Board will set aside scholarship/bursaries for talented, but from needy background. The Board will also organize Marathon day dubbed “Run for Education” that will encourage athletic veterans to contribute towards financing higher education.